Etihad Airways is encouraging members of its
frequent flyer programme, Etihad Guest, to donate their miles to
support COVID19 prevention and response efforts in refugee
The initiative has been launched in collaboration with the United
Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) globally and with Emirates Red
Cross and Red Crescent Society in the Middle East, to support basic infection control and adequate containment
measures for refugees and other forcibly displaced people.
Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad
Aviation Group, said, “In these extraordinary times, we need to
demonstrate solidarity and cooperation to support those in need.
Coronavirus does not discriminate and hits the most vulnerable the
hardest. Our members have always been so charitable when donating
miles and we thank them in advance for continuing to be so
generous with their hard-earned miles”.
Etihad says that donated miles will be used to
purchase essential healthcare equipment including ventilators,
gloves, masks and soap.